DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS
VICTOR LE PAPE won the 2023 Région Bretagne-Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne Espoir Challenge in Port-la-Forêt.
WILLIAM WARD, co-founder of the Clipper Round The World Race, becomes its executive chairman, replacing Robin Knox-Johnston who is non-executive director. The two men are also looking for a purchaser for Clipper Ventures, the company that organizes this race around the world.
JOBS & RECRUITMENT
AG+ SPARS, a SME specializing in the design and production of masts and accessories for boat manufacturers, is looking for a sales technician, regatta experience appreciated, fluency in English desired; permanent position, based in Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée (17).
THE IMOCA LAZARE TEAM is recruiting 3 experienced/navigating technicians: a composite manager, a rigging/fittings manager, a systems manager; positions to be filled immediately, based in Lorient.
SAILING PRAMAC is launching a recruitment campaign to train a crew under 30 (national level in dinghy sailing required) for 5 years in IRC crew and doubles, on a Grand Soleil 44 Race based between Saint-Malo, La Trinité-sur -Sea and Noirmoutier.
WORLD SAILING is recruiting an integrity manager; permanent position, based in London, applications to be sent before January 31, 2023.
NAVICO GROUP (B&G, Simrad, Lowrance, Mastervolt …) is looking for a technical service engineer; permanent position, based in Nantes (to be discussed), with possibility of teleworking.
KND MARINE offers a performance analysis/software development internship; 6-month internship, to be filled in early 2023, based in Rennes.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
AMERICA’S CUP: the logo of the 37th edition was unveiled on Wednesday, artwork by Practica, a studio based in Barcelona and New York.
PHARMANUTRA has signed up as the official human performance partner of the Italian Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli challenge for the 37th America’s Cup.
THE GLOBAL SOLO CHALLENGE, a solo around the world race which will start in September 2023 from La Coruña, will also be open to 60-foot Open monohulls, the first skipper registered in this category being the Briton Chris Stanmore-Major.
MIRABAUD YACHT RACING IMAGE 20 images have been selected from the 80 initially selected for the 2022 competition for the best sailing photo, the winner of which will be announced on November 21 at the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta.
SEABLY has signed up as the official digital training partner of The Ocean Race.
INTO THE BLUE, the Brussels Sea Festival, is holding its 7th edition from November 24 to 26, with 17 films on the program, including Duel, produced by Tip & Shaft, which was presented at the Sailorz Film Festival 2022.
IBSA, Alberto Bona’s partner in Class40, donated two Hansa 303s to the Société des Régates d’Antibes for sailors with disabilities. The pharmaceutical laboratory is also launching the IBSA Regatta which, on September 29 and 30, 2023 in Antibes, will be open to children with disabilities aged 12 to 17.